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Priority for Student and Exchange Visitor Visas

In order to assist as much as possible in resolving delays in processing student and exchange visitor visas, effective June 24, 2003, the American Institute in Taiwan will temporarily allow all Taiwan applicants for student (F1/F2), exchange visitor (J1/J2), and vocational student (M1/M2) visas to apply without making an appointment. Applicants in these classes may come to apply any morning, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Applicants for these visas will still need the appropriate form (I-20, DS-2019, or M-20), a completed application, a fee receipt and a valid passport. This will allow applicants to avoid the wait for appointments (currently about a week), thus making it possible to apply for the visa as early as possible.